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PHP microframeworks and the Symfony Framework Micro Kernel

A Micro Kernel was merged to the Symfony 2.8 branch on November 5th. This is an alternative to the traditional AppKernel used in applications built with the Symfony Standard Edition (SE) Distribution.

Let's study what is the difference between these Kernels and how they relate to PHP microframeworks like Silex, Slim and Lumen.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Friday November 6, 2015
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Learn Symfony with Silex, the Demo App and the Best Practices Book

The Symfony Full Stack framework is a fully featured platform for you to create your custom applications on top of. If you have experience with it, the structure logical and straightforward.

But as always, nobody is born an expert. The Symfony Community offers good tools to getting started with it. Here is one approach that could get you on the right path.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Thursday July 30, 2015
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Bolt CMS is WordPress done right(er)

WordPress is like the bumble bee. Computer Scientists that studied the core code have concluded it is a miracle it works at all. It's clearly a product that taught the original developers how to work with PHP and MySQL. And it shows.

Over the years, cheeky kludge functions and inside jokes have been left in place as Poetry™. The core team stubbornly refuses to keep up with the times and adopt modern PHP development standards.

Superb skills in WordPress are like a country only exporting bananas. It gets you nowhere in the long run. So do you self a favour and save yourself from WordPress!


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Friday July 24, 2015
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Symfony and Content Management: Comparing Bolt, Drupal 8 and eZ Platform

If you're working in the PHP content management space (a fancy way of saying building websites with WordPress, Drupal, etc.) you've likely heard about Symfony. While it is just one part of a larger renaissance in the PHP community, it's probably the best known brand known to developers and business folk alike.

Using Symfony as a concept, however is quite ambiguous. Let's take a look at how three different content management tools have done just this.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Thursday July 9, 2015
Permalink - Tags: drupal, bolt, wordpress, php, cms, ezplatform, ez, symfony, silex, mysql